Your mental health is important.
Just as we strive for better physical wellness, we can take steps to improve our mental health. This looks different for everyone. Perhaps you’d like to talk to someone, focus more on self care, consider medication, and/or seek other treatments.
No matter your challenges, there are options to help you. Use this guide to find the support that works for you and your loved ones.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, please reach out for help.
- 济南早餐Call 911:济南早餐 If there is an immediate risk of endangering oneself or others, contact 911. Inform the operator that you are calling about a mental health crisis.
- 济南早餐Crisis Text Line:济南早餐 Get 24/7 help from the Crisis Text Line . Text PA to 741741 to start the conversation.
- 济南早餐Suicide Prevention Lifeline:济南早餐 If you or someone you care about is experiencing thoughts of suicide, please call the Lifeline at 800-273-8255. [Espa?ol: 888-628-9454.]
- 济南早餐PA Crisis Hotlines:济南早餐 Find a crisis line in your county.
Reaching out for help is the right thing to do. You are not alone.
Looking for mental health help? There are several ways to start your search.
- Find the help that works for you. Use Psychology Today’s search engine ? or SAMHSA’s search tool? to find therapists, treatment facilities, health care centers, support groups, and more.
济南早餐The Pennsylvania Department of Insurance is here to help you if you are having trouble with the mental health benefits covered by your insurance. Call them at 877-881-6388 for assistance.
You might qualify for Medical Assistance, also known as Medicaid. Unlike many other health insurance options, you can enroll any time. If you do not know if you are eligible, you can still apply.
There are four ways to apply:
- 济南早餐Online:济南早餐?Using the?COMPASS website, apply for Medicaid (and other services that can help you make ends meet).
- 济南早餐By telephone:济南早餐 Call 1-866-550-4355.
- 济南早餐In-Person:?济南早餐You can contact your local?county assistance office (CAO).
- 济南早餐On Paper:济南早餐 You can download an application below, fill it out, and send it or drop it off to your local county assistance office. Find your county assistance office.
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CHIP covers all kids and teens with quality health care coverage. Like Medicaid, enrollment is always open. Learn more on the CHIP website.
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Learn about health care options and enrollment availability on the Department of Insurance website.
济南早餐Please call?911济南早餐 if danger for self-harm seems imminent.
If you are having thoughts of suicide, you are not alone — no matter how much pain you are experiencing.
Remember that emotions aren’t fixed, and how you feel today might not be the same as how you feel tomorrow.
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- Promise not to do anything right now. Your thoughts do not have to become a reality.
- Avoid alcohol and drugs.
- Make your home safe by removing things you could use to hurt yourself.
- Don’t keep these thoughts to yourself. Reach out to someone you trust, and/or call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
- Remember that people do get through this. (Want to meet some survivors? Watch their stories here. )
You are valued and there are people who care about you and resources here to help.
- Talking about suicide/wanting to die
- Looking for a way to die by suicide (such as searching online or buying a gun)
- Talking about feeling worthless
- Talking about being a burden to others
- Suddenly happier and calmer, especially after a period of depression
- Giving away prized possessions
- Getting affairs in order/making arrangements
- Increased alcohol/drug use
- Preoccupation with death
- Ask if they are OK, and listen to them like a true friend
- Tell them you are worried about them and they are not alone
- Talk to a mental health professional about your concerns
Not sure who to reach out to for help? You can call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) and text the Crisis Text Line (741741) to talk about your concerns for someone else.
Reaching out for help is a sign of strength, not an indication of weakness.
Experiencing emotional distress due to COVID-19? Call the Disaster Distress Helpline 济南早餐1-800-985-5990 or text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
Find a comprehensive list of COVID-19 mental health information and resources? through Mental Health America.
When police brutality against Black Americans is at the forefront of the news cycle, depression and anxiety can cause added stress.
If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Pennsylvania’s Commission on African American Affairs gathered the following resources that can help:
The Black Mental Health Alliance supports the health and well-being of Black people and other vulnerable communities.
Looking for a therapist? Fill out a short questionnaire and someone will follow up with you within 24 hours.
WES Health System has a specialized outpatient program to meet the needs of Philadelphia’s growing Asian population.
The program provides medication evaluation and consultation, individual and group therapy, and family and couples therapy in a patient’s native language.
The clinic is located at 2514 N. Broad St., Philadelphia. Contact the office at 215-599-2845.
Any loss can cause grief, including;
- Loss of a loved one?
- Divorce or breakup?
- Loss of health?
- Losing your job?
- A miscarriage
- Loss of a pet?
- Loved one’s serious illness
- Loss of safety after trauma
- Selling or losing your home
Please go easy on yourself if you are experiencing grief. It is normal to feel grief from even subtle losses in life.
Here are some tips for managing stress from the National Institute of Mental Health :
- Know your body’s response to stress, such as:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Increased alcohol/substance use
- Being easily angered
- Feeling depressed
- Having low energy
- Talk to your health care provider
- Get regular exercise
- Try a relaxing activity
- Decide what must get done now and what can wait
- Say “No” to tasks that make it feel like you’re taking on too much
- Stay connected with people who can provide emotional support and practical help
If you are feeling overwhelmed, please seek out help. Use?Psychology Today’s search engine and/or?SAMHSA’s search tool ?to find therapists, treatment facilities, health care centers, support groups, and more.
- Find the right LGBTQ helpline for you by browsing the United Way of Pennsylvania’s list of service providers .
- The Trevor Support Center offers help around a number of topics, from healthy relationships, to coming out, to homelessness, and more. Connect with them by text by texting START to 678-678.
- Call the LGBT National Hotline at 888-843-4564 for confidential peer support and other resources.
- The Trans Lifeline ?is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive. Call the hotline at 877-565-8860.
- Browse transgender self-help resources from the National Center for Transgender Equality.
- If you’re 50 years old and older, call the LGBT National Senior Hotline at 888-234-7243.
- The Homeless Assistance Program helps Pennsylvanians avoid homelessness, assists those experiencing homelessness with finding refuge, care, and movement toward self-sufficiency. Connect with your county contact for help with:
- Case management
- Rental assistance
- Bridge housing
- Emergency shelter
- Supportive housing service
- Another option is to call 2-1-1 to reach the United Way or browse their online catalogue of housing resources in Pennsylvania.
The Fairweather Lodge Program provides emotional support, a place to live, and employment for people with serious mental illness.
Whatever you are going through, you are absolutely not alone. Even though people your age might not be talking about feeling down, experiencing anxiety, or having other mental health struggles, these issues are common and it’s not your fault that you are experiencing them.
If you are having thoughts of suicide or are thinking about harming yourself, please reach out to a trusted adult and/or consider texting the Crisis Text Line: Just text PA to 741741 to get the conversation started.
You deserve to feel mentally well. Here are some common signs that you might want to reach out for help ?so you can start feeling better:
- Often feel angry or worried
- Have difficulty sleeping or eating
- Lost interest in activities you used to enjoy
- Isolating yourself and avoiding social interactions
- Feeling grief for a long time after a loss or death
- Using alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs
- Obsessively exercising, dieting, and/or binge eating
- Hurting other people or destroying property
- Having low or no energy
- Feeling like you can’t control your emotions
- Having thoughts of suicide
- Harming yourself (for example: burning or cutting skin)
- Thinking your mind is being controlled or is out of control
- Hearing voices
If you have experienced violence, it is not your fault. The sooner you get help, the sooner you can begin to feel better.
- 济南早餐National Domestic Violence Hotline 济南早餐
Phone Number: 济南早餐800-799-SAFE (7233)
- 济南早餐National?Sexual Assault Hotline 济南早餐
Phone Number: 800-656-HOPE (4673)
- 济南早餐Safe Helpline济南早餐?(for members of the military)
Phone Number: 877-995-5247
- 济南早餐loveisrespect 济南早餐
Phone Number: 866-331-8453
Text: “LOVEIS” to 866-331-9474
- 济南早餐Disaster Distress Helpline
济南早餐Phone Number: 800-985-5990
Text: “TalkWithUs” to 66746
If you witness or hear a violent incident, do not ignore it and don’t intervene on your own.?Call 911 immediately.
It’s not always easy to identify domestic violence. Here are some warning signs to watch for from the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV):
- Name calling/demeaning comments
- Seeming “too good to be true” early in the relationship
- Relationship advances quickly
- Threatens to harm/kill you, your pets, or family members
- Blames you for the abusive behavior
- Prevents you from spending time with loved ones
- Restricts access to financial resources
Worried you might be in an abusive relationship? Take the “Is this abuse?” quiz from PCADV.
- Chat with someone online
- Call?1-800-273-8255, then press 1
- Send a text to 83825
- Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line ?online
Here are three common mental health concerns for military members, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):
- 济南早餐Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
济南早餐Signs you might be struggling with PTSD include: trouble sleeping, anger, nightmares, being jumpy, and alcohol and drug abuse.
济南早餐Depression symptoms include: Sleep and appetite changes, lack of concentration, loss of energy, loss of interest in activities, hopelessness, guilty thoughts, physical aches and pains, and suicidal thoughts. If you are thinking about harming yourself, please call the Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255, then press 1.
- 济南早餐Traumatic Brain Injury
济南早餐Signs of a traumatic brain injury include: Difficulty thinking, headaches, fuzzy or blurry vision, irritability, sleep changes, sadness, difficulty remembering new information, and difficulty concentrating.
If you are struggling with any of these concerns, please seek out help. Find a health care provider in the TriCare network ?by searching online.
Learn more about common military mental health concerns and how to help a fellow warrior on the NAMI website .
Find?more mental health resources for veterans ?on the federal Department of Veterans Affairs website.
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The Department of Defense’s Safe Helpline is here to help survivors of sexual assault. Use the Safe Helpline website ?for live chats, reporting retaliation, and more. Get help by phone at 877-995-5247.
Signs that you might need help include:
- Lack of control/inability to stay away from a substance
- Decreased socialization
- Ignoring risk factors
- Physical effects, such as withdrawal symptoms
Recovery starts with a call. Call?1-800-662-HELP?(4357) for information about treatment resources. Your call is confidential. The hotline is staffed by trained professionals 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is available in both English and Spanish.
The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs has a search engine for finding treatment, as well. Search by ZIP code, county, or statewide for programs that could help you.
What to ask treatment providers to determine if they are right for you.
Starting a conversation about getting help isn’t easy. These?tips from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism ?are helpful for talking with your loved one about getting treatment:
- 济南早餐Think about what you are going to say before you say it.济南早餐?Consider a role-playing practice with someone else.
- 济南早餐Choose the right time to talk.济南早餐?Your loved one should be sober for this. Avoid having this chat at celebrations and on holidays.
- 济南早餐Try to be calm and supportive.济南早餐?Your loved one’s life may be in chaos right now. You can be a calming influence.
- 济南早餐Don’t gang up on the person.济南早餐?It’s important that they feel supported, not threatened.
- 济南早餐Stick with the facts.济南早餐?A person with substance use disorder has a medical problem. Treatment works, and recovery is possible. Let them know you’re here to help them find a good plan of action.
Whether you’ve just discovered your child’s substance use or you need a new approach,?Partnership for Drug-Free Kids’ ?Parent Helpline is here to help you:
- 济南早餐By text:济南早餐?Text your question to 55753 for a response within 24 hours
- 济南早餐By phone:济南早餐?Call?1-855-378-4373?to speak with a specialist (9 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. on weekends)
- 济南早餐By email:济南早餐?Send a message to a helpline specialist
济南早餐Knowing the facts济南早餐?can help your child get on the road to recovery:
- Substance use changes the brain, which can make drug use compulsive.
- Expecting your child to quit cold turkey is unrealistic.
- Intervening early is better than waiting for “rock bottom.”
- Your child can have mixed feelings about treatment, and it still can be effective.
- Resumed use is common and often occurs before achieving long-term recovery.
- Positive behavior and communication skills are more effective than punishment.
- It’s crucial to find the best treatment for your child’s unique needs.
- Medication-assisted treatment is the gold standard of care for opioid use disorder.
- Using person-first language is proven to reduce stigma and improve treatment.
济南早餐This crisis toolkit济南早餐?has?resources for parents of loved ones with substance use disorder.
Signs and symptoms of compulsive gambling (gambling disorder) include:
- Being preoccupied with gambling
- Needing increase amounts of money to get the same thrill
- Trying to control, cut back or stop gambling, without success
- Feeling restless or irritable when you try to cut down on gambling
- Gambling to escape problems or relieve feelings of helplessness, guilt, anxiety or depression
Governor Wolf started a first-of-its-kind 济南早餐statewide Suicide Prevention Task Force in 2019. The task force is focused on reducing the rate of suicide in Pennsylvania.
If you or someone you love is in crisis or you are considering harming yourself, free help is available 24/7 through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Governor Wolf released a “Trauma-Informed PA” plan to guide Pennsylvania on what it means to be trauma-informed and healing centered. The goal is to break the cycle of trauma by setting people on the path to true healing.
Work for the Commonwealth? Mental health resources are available.
The State Employee Assistance Program, also known as SEAP, provides free, 24/7 confidential support. SEAP provides counseling sessions with specialists, legal aid, and financial planning.